Enjoy the many outdoor activities on offer in Northumberland
Published: Monday 19th Feb 2018
Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team
If you are looking for a break from the stresses and strains of city life and want to escape to the charming British countryside, the best place to spend a holiday is Northumberland. With amazing natural beauty and a load of attractions and activities, it is the ideal getaway to spend time enjoying a fabulous holiday.
There is nothing quite as luxurious as staying in comfort in a well equipped Northumberland cottage when on holiday in the county. The outdoor spaces in the area are perfect for adrenaline junkies with plenty of adventure activities to choose from. These include water sports, cycling, paintballing, clay pigeon shooting, flying in a micro-light plane, gliding and quad biking among many other sports.
Some of the best outdoor activities to partake in Northumberland when you are on a break here includes:
Watersports: For those who enjoy wet and wild adventures, Northumberland is the ideal destination to visit. There is a wealth of amazing kayaking and canoeing spots all over the county with vast pristine stretches of sandy beaches, which are popular for a variety of adventure sports including kitesurfing. For a more sedate experience, visit the Farne Islands - a popular location to spot seals and for diving enthusiasts. Two other great spots to visit are Kielder Water & Forest Park where you can explore the incredible natural sights and enjoy activities like waterskiing and sailing.
Golf: The County is home to some of the premier golf courses in the UK, which offer the most incredible landscapes and vistas. Whether you are an amateur or a pro, there are courses suited to a variety of levels of golfers. Situated picturesquely along the coastline, you’ll find Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course, Warkworth, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea and Goswick, which are a stone’s throw from some fabulous beaches. There are a host of golf tournaments including the Senior Tour and European Tour held in the area. Golf lovers will be delighted to find a good selection of courses in the area like Burgham Park and Slaley Hall.
Cycling: What better way to experience the sights and sound of the stunning Northumberland landscapes than to cycle! Along with being a great form of exercise, riders can enjoy riding the quaint country lanes, through lush green moors and fantastic woodlands. There are plenty of places to explore - apart from scenic villages, and you can always drop in for refreshments at any of the countryside cafes or pubs along the routes. An ideal way to spend an afternoon exploring the countryside on a bicycle!
Fishing: Anglers will delight in the wonderful fishing streams, coastline and rivers found in the county, which offer an abundance of fishing options. There are wonderful freshwater streams, rivers and lakes which attract schools of trout and salmon in the spawning season every year, which provide excellent opportunities for fishing. Get your tackle and bait and head out to any of the scenic spots to enjoy the sport of angling!